Manual count points

Site number: 37919

Site details

Region North West
Local authority West Cheshire
Road name M56
Road classification Motorway
Managed by Highways England
Road type Major
Start junction A5117
End junction M53 spur
Link length 4.80km (2.98 miles)
Easting, northing 340750, 373100
Latitude, longitude 53.25158900, -2.88948750

Location

Annual Average daily flow

Year Count method Pedal cycles Two wheeled motor vehicles Cars and taxis Buses and coaches Light goods vehicles Heavy goods vehicles All motor vehicles
2020 Manual count 0 91 21507 18 6065 4778 32459
2019 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 124 31624 104 6424 5766 44042
2018 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 128 31147 104 6429 5728 43535
2017 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 128 31414 103 6232 5636 43514
2016 Manual count 0 138 31448 106 5748 5389 42829
2015 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 114 30958 166 6727 5188 43153
2014 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 117 30876 179 6045 5055 42272
2013 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 118 30611 169 5508 4917 41322
2012 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 108 30309 161 5101 4729 40407
2011 Manual count 0 118 30878 153 4976 4694 40819
2010 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 89 22584 77 4629 3678 31057
2009 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 96 22998 68 4583 3781 31526
2008 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 100 23207 64 4502 4111 31984
2007 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 95 23752 50 4397 4260 32554
2006 Manual count 0 92 23587 44 4152 4294 32169
2005 Manual count 0 179 24484 65 3522 3874 32124
2004 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 86 23925 105 4263 4118 32497
2003 Manual count 0 96 23273 175 3869 3967 31380
2002 Manual count 0 113 25870 188 4017 4440 34628
2001 Estimated using previous year's AADF on this link 0 94 21885 229 3011 4452 29671
2000 Manual count 0 94 21248 224 2848 4355 28769

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Traffic figures at the regional and national level are robust, and are reported as National Statistics. However, DfT’s traffic estimates for individual road links and small areas are less robust, as they are not always based on up-to-date counts made at these locations. Where other more up-to-date sources of traffic data are available (e.g. from local highways authorities), this may provide a more accurate estimate of traffic at these locations.

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The data tables available to download here contain a column - estimation_method – showing the method used to estimate traffic for each location and year. Figures having an estimation method of “Counted” are likely to be more accurate than those marked as “Estimated”, and the latter should be used with caution.

Data Description Records Download
Site details Manual count point site 37919 details. 1 JSON | CSV
Average annual daily flow Number of vehicles that travel past the count point (in both directions) on an average day of the year. 21 JSON | CSV
Average annual daily flow by direction Number of vehicles that travel past the count point on an average day of the year, by direction of travel. 42 JSON | CSV
Raw counts Vehicle counts recorded at this count point. 192 JSON | CSV